Holker Welch Abbott

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Holker Welch Abbott

  • Birth 28 Feb 1858 Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 30 Apr 1930 Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Newton Lower Falls, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Lot 21, Section II
  • Memorial ID 103177218

A poet and art connoisseur, Holker Welch Abbott was a leading member of the Copley Society of Boston (known as the Boston Art Students Association from 1876-1901). He was also a member of the Tavern Club, a dining club for wealthy Bostonians founded in 1884. He was portrayed by John Singer Sargent in 1920; the portrait is still owned by the Tavern Club.

His publications include: (with Francis Shaw Sturgis) To Owen Wister. A "Hellion" verse, 15 January, 1904, Boston, 1904; Bear with us; a collection of Tavern club verses ... Anno T.C. XXI, Boston, 1905; The silver wedding of the Bear; a memorial of the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Tavern Club, 15 January 1909, Boston, 1910; Alice in Wonderland: in eleven scenes, arranged for the Copley Society of Boston, Boston, 1912.

Source: Everitt, Charles B. (ed.), The Tavern Club At One Hundred: 1959-1984, Boston, 1984.



Inscription

Holker Welch Abbott
Son of
Caroline Livermore
and
Josiah Gardner Abbott
Born in Lowell
Feb 28, 1858
Died at Wellesley Hills
April 30, 1930


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  • Created by: Charlie Morgan
  • Added: 6 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103177218
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Holker Welch Abbott (28 Feb 1858–30 Apr 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103177218, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Newton Lower Falls, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Charlie Morgan (contributor 47142894) .